The gorgeous village of Cauterets is a year round destination and its surprisingly beautiful architecture and proximity to Lourdes-Tarbes airport make it a great destination for a short stay. The transfer from Lourdes-Tarbes is approximately 45 minutes one way.
History suggests that Napoléon III’s wife Hortense conceived after spending some time in the region so he invested heavily in the infrastructure of the area.
It is a great destination if you want to visit somewhere that has plenty going on outside of skiing. There are the thermal baths, the shops and restaurants and don’t forget to try the local special sweets that were invented to take away the taste of the sulphur in the water whilst you were taking “the cure”.
Casino, cinema, indoor ice-rink, indoor heated swimming pool, a climbing wall, library, confectionary factory.
1500 m² of Thermal Spas: Les Bains du Rocher, dedicated to relaxation right in the town centre. There is also a full range of beauty products which have been developed using Cauterets' thermal water of Cauterets combined with carefully sourced local organic plants.
We recommend: Evening bubbles: Les Bains du Rocher open late once a week (until 22h) so you can enjoy the spa experience with a DJ and a glass of champagne!
Facilities for children
There is a Kindergarten for children aged 4-7 years and a baby sledge in Cirque du Lys or a mini-club on the slopes of the Lys for children aged 3-7 years. The village offers a children's area 'La Verriere enchantee' for children aged 3-12 years and a charming carousel from the 1950s.
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We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.
Just a short ride on the Lys Village gondola takes you to the ski area where there is the longest covered moving carpet in Europe which is absolutely free and fantastic for beginners and children alike. The rest of the skiing in this area is in a bowl all heading back to the base station with its crèche, ski school and restaurant with sunny terrace. Cauterets is also the main gateway to the stunning Pyrenees National Park where the highest summit, Le Vignemale stands at an impressive 3298m.
Resort Altitude: 1350m
Summit Elevation: 2415m
Vertical Drop: 565m
Total Pistes: 36km
Number of Lifts: 14
Snow Parks: 1
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Approx. distance from Calais:
Driving time from Calais:
11 hrs 51 mins
Approx tolls from Calais:
€103.10 ea. way
Tarbes Lourdes Pyrenees Airport- 50 km
Pau- Uzein Airport - 90 km
Current weather: Snowing up high, raining below
Fresh snow: 40cm
Last snowed: 2018-02-19
Piste information: Loads of new snow. Fantastic skiing
Lower snow depth: 120cm
Upper snow depth: 240cm
Piste state: Excellent
Off-piste snow: Best up high
Runs to resort: Good
Lifts open: 9
Lifts in total: 16